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180080 Sapper W.T. DURDIN
Royal Engineers

by
Lieutenant Colonel Edward De Santis 2008

Sapper Durdin served in the 106th Field Company, Royal Engineers, a unit of the 25th Division. The company served in France and Flanders and took part in the following major actions:

Albert (The Somme): 1-13 July 1916
Bazentin: 14-17 July 1916
Pozieres: 23 July - 3 September 1916
Ancre Heights: 1 October - 11 November 1916
Messines: 7-14 June 1917
Pilckem: 31 July - 2 August 1917
St. Quentin: 21-23 March 1918
Bapaume: 24-25 March 1918
Estaires: 9-11 April 1918
Messines: 10-11 April 1918
Bailleul: 13-15 April 1918
Kemmel: 17-19 April 1918
Kemmel: 25-26 April 1918
Scherpenberg: 29 April 1918
Aisne: 27 May - 6 June 1918
Scarpe: 26-30 August 1918
Drocourt-Queant: 2-3 September 1918
Beurevoir: 3-5 October 1918
Cambrai: 8-9 October 1918
Selle: 17-25 October 1918
Sambre: 4 November 1918

Sapper Durdin survived the war and was awarded the British War Medal and Victory Medal for his service.

REFERENCES:
1. Battle Honours of the Royal Engineers. The Royal Engineers Journal, 1925-1932.
2. DOYLE, A.C. The British Campaigns in France and Flanders, 1917.